For more than a century and a half, scientists and tourists have visited massive animal-shaped mounds, such as Serpent Mound in Ohio (NOTE: Subscribers can still listen to this show), created by the indigenous people of North America. But few animal effigy mounds had been found in South America until recently, when anthropologists identified numerous earthen animals rising above the coastal plains of Peru, a region already renowned for the Nazca lines, the ruined city of Chan Chan, and other cultural treasures.
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The Regional Director of Culture in Cusco, Peru, David Vega Centeno, said on Friday that a group of specialists has conducted studies of two mummies, one of them with strange features, which are in the private Museum of Andean Rituals in the Andahuaylillas district.

If preliminary results reveal anything unusual about the mummy other than the unusual shape of the skull, further studies will be undertaken, possibly involving DNA analysis.
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Anne Strieber’s new diary tells the horrifying story of agroup of scientists who knew hours before the tsunami struckthat it was going to be extremely dangerous, but were unableto communicate their knowledge to the proper authorities inthe countries involved.

Then she discusses the work of Dr. Lonnie Thompson that isreported by Linda Howe on Dreamland this week. Dr. Thompsonhas discovered an incident of sudden climate change thatdevastated the world 5,200 years ago. AND he has discoveredthat it started world wide at terrifying speed. But are hiswarnings being heeded? Despite all his prestige and his longrecord of superb professional achievement, they are not.

Do not miss this powerful diary entry!Click here.
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Archeologists have a new interpretation of Macchu Picchu, known as the magical “lost city” of the Incas. To get their new evidence, they didn’t have to travel to Peru?they simply dug for artifacts in the basement of the Peabody Museum of Natural History at Yale.

Explorer Hiram Bingham III came upon the deserted city in 1911. Ever since then, archeologists have been trying to figure out what a large city was doing 6,750 feet up in the mountains. Some thought the Incas built it when they fled the European invasion. Others thought it was an ancient spiritual center.
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